Archive for November, 2014

Yoga Can Help You Heal

Monday, November 17th, 2014

YRS1As a yoga practitioner, I was eager to attend the lecture by Dr. Loren Fishman at the Yoga Research Society’s 40th annual conference held at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia this past weekend. Dr. Loren Fishman is a physiatrist at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons with a private practice in Manhattan. He practices yoga on a daily basis, since he studied with B.K.S. Iyengar back in the 1960s. Since then he has published many academic studies on the healing power of yoga.

In his lecture he shared his study on the therapeutic benefits of practicing Vasistahsana (side plank pose). He worked with 130 cases of people who suffered from scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve in an S-shape. Patients, whose spine curved from side to side, were asked to perform this basic pose on the curved side for a few minutes a day. As a result, the muscles in the lower back and abdomen strengthened which allowed the spine to straighten.

X-rays were taken before the study and three months later. The X-rays showed that 108 out of the 130 people showed improvement in their spines.

Dr. Fishman also reported that practicing sirsasana, (headstand) benefited those who suffered from rotator cuff syndrome. Even doing supported headstand was therapeutic.

Strengthening poses such as virabhadrasana II (warrior two) helped in preventing and treating osteoporosis. Tests showed that bone mass actually transformed from loss to growth after regular practice for three months. Not only that but yoga can improve your balance, which can prevent fractures that occur from falling.

If you suffer from any of these conditions you may want to explore how yoga can benefit you. The next conference will be in the spring of 2015. Please visit http://www.yogaresearchsociety.com/ for more information.

Exploring Karmic Healing

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Exploring your past lives participants1can help you know and understand yourself in a deeper way. Sometimes it can explain why you have a certain interest or disposition. This work can help you connect to your authentic self so that you actualize your true potential.

Sometimes it can be strange because you can connect to a past life in which you were the opposite sex. Because sometimes we choose to incarnate in male bodies, and other times we choose to be female. I always encourage participants to enter the past-life journey with an open mind.

In our last group session the focus was on recalling a past life in which you developed a strength, talent, or special skill that can help you in the present.

 

 

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One person experienced herself as a big burly man with a beard who was a master swordsman. She shared that she thought it was interesting that she had a collection of swords in her present life and she has training in the martial arts. The strength she needed from her past-life that could help her in her present was confidence.

Another person experienced herself as a gentle man, who remained calm and collected when dealing with volatile emotional circumstances – a trait she could apply to her current relationship.

 

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And another experienced herself as a healer in a few lives. She felt that her Higher Self was encouraging her to polish her present-day skills as a holistic practitioner and to continue to help people.

Sometimes a past-life regression can be a powerful emotional experience that can release a block that has been holding you back.

One participant cried and sobbed during the regression. The session was very cathartic and helped her let go of pent of grief she’d been carrying from her childhood in her present life. The next day she reported feeling energized and lighter.

Everyone always experiences a profound state of peace and relaxation during the process.

You can explore on your own by doing the exercises and meditations in my book Karmic Healing: Clearing Past-Life Blocks to Present-Day Love, Health and Happiness. It is available in hardback or kindle on Amazon, http://amzn.to/19zrgNB or through your favorite online bookseller.

 

Coincidence or Divine Guidance?

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo you often think that coincidences are events that happen randomly to you?

What if they happened FOR you to increase your awareness of Infinite Possibilities? In this seminar you have the opportunity to view Street Mail, these accidental events, in a new way. This is the perfect approach for a busy person to find Guidance right in the midst of life itself.

Come and find appreciation of Street Mail, the hidden messages that exist in everyday life.  See the magic. Enjoy the process. Get messages from Spirit through things in everyday life you would normally take for granted. Get ready to see what could be the extraordinary masquerading as an everyday encounter. Watch these occurrences seem to grow, both in number and in their perceived value to you.   Draw on the energies brought into play as you make use of coincidences around you.

This workshop gives you some tools for recognizing Street Mail, a Guided Meditation to put you into a state of relaxation and acceptance of the significance of everyday messages, and a chance to participate with a question for The Guides channeled by Sheila Reynolds.

 

When: Thursday Dec 11th from  7PM -9PM

Where: Djunaverse Center for Healing Arts, 511 Fairmount Ave Philadelphia, PA 19123. Bottom Bell

Fee: $45

Sign up: 215-627-6710 or contact Djuna at djuna@djunaverse.com.